We need to do something to reunite our divided nation, and Seth MacFarlane knows just the way to do it:
A simple means by which to begin the rehabilitation of a deeply fractured nation would be through the restoration of the Fairness Doctrine, which required all TV and radio broadcasters to present opposing viewpoints on all issues. Introduced in 1949, revoked in 1985. Bad move.
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) June 3, 2018
Uh, no. A bad move would be reinstating the Fairness Doctrine. Because the Fairness Doctrine is stupid.
Careful. Doing so creates the potential for false equivalence.
— Timothy Bachman (@TimNBachman) June 3, 2018
Which opposing viewpoint(s) would be shared, and who would decide what THE opposing viewpoint is?
(Opens the door to strawmanning the “opposing view”)
While I do agree that there is a (YUGE) problem, I am not convinced that this is at all what the solution looks like.
— Mike (@z6Laz) June 3, 2018
Well, stand by for "equal time" for every sort of tinfoil-hat-wearing loon imaginable.
— John Hampshire (@1johnhampshire) June 3, 2018
How does that work for things that are clearly wrong like flat-earthers and moon landing deniers?
— Ross Kimes (@rosskimes) June 3, 2018
So your position is that Fox should be forced to balance out your anti-Nazi commentary with pro-Nazi commentary? Help me out here. https://t.co/Ts44qocrDY
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) June 4, 2018
Well, Seth? You sure this is a road you want to go down?
Or you could educate people to discern truth…probably what they did before 1949. If you allow the government mentioned to establish fairness, you have given up too much of your power. Trust yourself to be smart enough to know when you are being hoodwinked.
— Professor Veracity (@profveracity) June 3, 2018
There’s a simpler solution still: Has Seth ever considered doing this?
Or change the channel. https://t.co/ddNyvJ5mz1
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) June 4, 2018
A pretty radical idea, we know. But it’s so crazy, it just might work!